If you don't know who Ryan from Ryan's ToyReview is, then you probably don't have kids. Or you're a parent who doesn't let their kid watch YouTube. It's safe to say that Ryan's ToyReview is one of the most popular YouTube channels for kids; he has over 15 million followers. Have we mentioned that he's only 6? Over 15 million kids are flocking to the internet to watch a 6 year old play with toys. It may sound insane, but as a result, this kid is making bank. We're talking somewhere in the realm of 11 million dollars.
Yes, you read that correctly. His net worth before taxes is approximately 11 million dollars, according to Business Insider. That's a lot of money for someone who is likely just learning how to tie his shoes. Ryan was listed at a tie for number 8 on Forbes' list of the highest paid YouTube stars of 2017. And we'd totally believe that he's making eight figures; remember, he has over 15 million YouTube followers.
And that number is going to grow a ton in the next year or so. Ryan has recently expanded from just making videos playing with toys to becoming an entrepreneur; he recently released his own toy line, sold exclusively through Walmart. Forgive us while we feel hugely unaccomplished.
But the daily content on his YouTube page is a family business. His mom, who was a high school teacher, had to quit her job to run the page. It makes a lot of sense, especially when you think about how much they're bringing in. With almost daily content going up, they are making a pretty hefty amount of money per video. Let's just say that 2 million dollars goes to taxes, which would still leave them with 9 million. If they upload a video every day, they are making somewhere in the neighborhood of $25,000 per video. Ryan's mom could make the equivalent of her yearly salary in less than a month.
Ryan and his family have been in the YouTube game since Ryan was 3. He realized that there were other kids making YouTube toy review videos and wanted to give it a try. "One day, he asked me, ‘How come I’m not on YouTube when all the other kids are?’ So we just decided — yeah, we can do that," his mother said in a 2016 interview with Tubefilter. And look at them now!
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